Ceramic braces are an effective alternative to traditional braces that use clear materials to create a less noticeable orthodontic appliance. We may recommend ceramic braces to patients who are concerned about the appearance of traditional metal braces. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics are proud to serve residents from Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the nearby Florida communities.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, as they are made up of the same bracket and wire design. However, ceramic braces offer a less visible aesthetic appearance because they are made out of a clear ceramic material. This makes them a great braces treatment for teenagers or adult patients who are concerned about the cosmetic appearance of their braces. Ceramic braces are typically used on the upper teeth more often than the lower teeth because they are larger and more fragile.
What is it Like to Have Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are nearly identical to metal braces, except the components are made out of a clear ceramic to create a less noticeable appearance. Just like with metal braces, you will have limitations on your food choices. Patients typically stick to a softer diet during their braces treatment, as soreness is common after tightening appointments and hard and chewy foods can damage the braces. Oral hygiene is especially important during a ceramic braces treatment, as they are larger and more fragile. You will have to pay special attention when brushing and flossing to ensure that you are cleaning your teeth and your braces properly. To learn more about hygiene habits and other adjustments, visit our page on life with braces.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?
Your braces treatment will depend on the concerns that need to be corrected during your treatment. Typically, our patients wear braces for between six and 30 months, with most patients wearing them for about 22 months. During your initial appointment, we will be able to provide you with an accurate timeline of your braces treatment.
Are There Other Types of Braces?
Ceramic braces are often our first recommendation to patients who would like a braces treatment that is less noticeable than traditional metal braces. However, we specialize in many kinds of braces treatments, including:
Ceramic braces can be a great alternative to traditional metal braces, as the clear materials are much less noticeable on the teeth. To learn more about ceramic braces or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics welcome patients from Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the surrounding areas of Florida.